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HDD not recognized after changing drive Letter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by windranger, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. windranger

    windranger Thread Starter

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    I changed the drive letter of an external 2.5' HDD (from F to D).

    Then for some reason I suddenly can't use the drive anymore.

    Now when I plug it, the error message is on Win7 is "You need to format the disk in drive"
    The error on Win XP is D:\ is not accessible

    which is quite weird.

    The drive is not used much, it never had surface problems, etc.
    Of course I don't want to format it because I have some info there.

    Any ideas about what the problem could be...?

    Thanks
     
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